Pure Demons can't exist on Midgaardia without the support of some major Magic. To bypass this, Demonkind occasionally impregnate human mothers, and the result is a Demonseed. These children stop aging at about 10 years old, and begin to develop a demonic appearance. They are incredibly fast, surprisingly powerful magically and physically, and irredeemably evil.
- Abbreviation: Dsd.
- Racial Size: small.
- Racial TNL: 1515 XP.
- Well-Suited to Be: archers, fusiliers, monks, assassins, rogues, shadowfists, wizards*, stormlords*, mages, sorcerers.
*Must attain prestige before remort.
Demonseeds are racially evil, which is a real headache when dealing with enchanted equipment. Aside from this, they are a versatile race capable of serving many roles.
Spell cost discount is roughly 10% with another 3% on arcane spells. They are no-fail on arcane spells at 95%, making them excellent for any arcane casting class, and they can tingle any non-arcane spell to nofail at 97%. Their mana and hp are roughly the same as drow. Their mana recovery speed is one of the highest in the game, behind only sprite and dragon.
In brute-related roles they hit slightly better than humans, but less well than any of the pure brute races. They do have a small racial damage modifier (less than orc or ogre), but they get below-average HP and low strength. They have the highest dexterity of any race and a very high racial stealth.
Thanks to their small size, and the best archery modifier of any small or very small race, they make excellent fusiliers. They have a better archery modifier than sprites, but they're size small, so sprites (which are size very small) will hit better against some mobs. At lord, size is less of an issue, since most lord mobs are size medium or higher.
They have racial-evil which does not mean that they will always stay evil, but that moving towards evil alignment is faster and moving towards good alignment is slower. Thus they can potentially change towards good alignment if they keep killing evil mobs, which can create issues with gear zapping off. The Dark Acolyte Quest can help as it gives an insignia which grants Demonic Intent at 100%, which should keep your align from easily going to good.